A Discussion in Preparation for October’s High-Level Dialogue (HLD) on International Migration and Development: What Can We Expect?
The UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in October 2013 offers a rare opportunity for governments to open a new chapter of cooperative policy making on a force – international migration – that is fundamental to both human and national development. This MPI teleconference addresses what outcomes are expected from the High-Level Dialogue: what the major topics of debate will be, what policy areas are ripe for action, and what impact the High-Level Dialogue may have on the Global Forum on Migration and Development and the post-2015 development agenda. Speakers are: H.E. Eva Åkerman Börje, Ambassador, Secretariat for the Swedish Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development; Gregory A. Maniatis, Special Advisor to Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative for International Migration and MPI Senior European Policy Fellow; and Kathleen Newland, Director of MPI’s Migrants, Migration and Development Program. The call is moderated by Ms. Newland.